Starting to trace your roots can seem a daunting task, but there are two things that make it quickly seem more manageable.
Official records in the past were not in the language of the people, Irish, but in either English or Latin, which can lead to a lot of confusion over names.
An overview of the major genealogical and other records of interest to you while tracing your ancestors in Ireland - with links to more detailed …
Sadly none of the Irish census records from the 19th century remain other than a few isolated fragments.
Extensive civil records exist recording the births marriages and deaths in Ireland after 1864.
Churches of all denominations hold a wealth of valuable genealogical information for anyone who is researching their roots in Ireland.
Property and land holding records in Ireland are more important than they might otherwise be because of the absence of 19th century census records.
If an Irish ancestor was involved in a trade or profession, worked for the government or was in the church or military, chances are they appear in a …
Newspaper archives, registries of wills and cemetery records and grave inscriptions can be valuable information sources for genealogical research in Ireland.
You don't absolutely need any special software, but having an easy method of storing and cross referencing information can be extremely useful, …
A network of family history centres in Ireland, plus many professional genealogists, provide a range of services to people researching their Irish roots.